Thousands of dollars worth of equipment stolen
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On Friday, Jan. 17, a Bartow County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to Cedar Creek Road in reference to a theft. The victim told police he parked his lawn care truck at his residence and someone stole items from it totaling $1,440. One of the missing weedeaters will be entered into the Georgia Crime Information Center because the owner had the serial number.

A Rome resident contact BCSO on Friday regarding stolen car stereo items. The victim told police he allowed an unnamed suspect to pick up his vehicle for mechanical work in October 2013. He has made multiple attempts to reach the suspect to see if his car has been fixed; however, the suspect would not answer the calls. After contacting the suspect’s sister, the victim learned his car was parked at her house. When he arrived to pick up his car, he found that no work had be done to his car and several things had be taken. A flat screen in-dash CD player, a subwoofer and an amplifier had been removed from the car. The victim said the items were worth $1,250.

<*p(0,9,0,11.6,0,0,g(P,S))>Officer tases suspect while covered in mud

Bartow County Sheriff deputies were en route to 31 Young Road, Lot 14, Cartersville, to detain a wanted person, Randall Wood on Friday morning. While en route one of the deputies observed the suspect in the passenger seat of a gold Nissan Maxima on Sugar Valley Road. The officer initiated his emergency lights and pulled the car over. As soon as the car came to a stop, Wood fled from the scene on foot toward a wooded area. Wood and the deputy both slipped several times in the muddy field, causing the officers uniform to be covered in mud. The last time Wood fell down, he jumped up in a fighting stance. In response, the deputy drew his taser and hit the suspect in the leg and chest. Wood fell to the ground and became compliant. He was taken into custody without any further incident.

Convicted felon found with guns

After noticing a car turn onto Cass White Road from Carson Loop without using a turn signal, a BCSO deputy pulled the vehicle over. The officer asked the two men in the car if there was anything illegal in the car and if he could search it. The driver, James Bonner, gave consent and informed the deputy that there were two guns behind the passenger seat. Both men were asked to exit the car and were searched. Two unused needles were found in the pocket of the passenger, James Morgan.

A search of the car revealed one rifle, one revolver handgun, digital scales, a bag containing methamphetamine residue that appeared to have been chewed and one bag containing meth residue in the back seat. Morgan was taken into police custody due to the fact there were guns within his reach and he had knowledge of this while being a convicted felon. Bonner was released with a written warning and Morgan was taken to the jail for processing.